Journalism & Public Relations


Faculty Grad 2017

Welcome to the CSULB Department of Journalism & Public Relations. We are home to 40 faculty and staff dedicated to excellence in media education. JPR programs are accredited by the ACEJMC and we offer four academic options: a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, a Minor in Journalism and a Minor in Public Relations.


Jennifer Fleming

Department Chair and
Professor Jennifer Fleming

Spring 2022
Even though we’re starting online because of Omicron, the semester is shaping up to be an exciting one. The department will announce more than $25,000 in JPR student scholarships this spring thanks to the new HFPA internship equity awards program and an endowment from alumnus Michael Anastasi for the Michael and Julie Anastasi Scholarship. In addition, Orange County Register pop culture reporter Peter Larsen will teach for the first time an “Art of Interviewing” special topics class and the 2022 Bateman Team will compete to keep the national public relations case study title at the Beach on the heels of last year’s CSULB Bateman victory. All the while, the department continues to offer academic advising to students via zoom. Click HERE to view adviser availability and to make an appointment.

Fall 2021
A team of students representing the Daily Forty-Niner and CSULB chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association and Society of Professional Journalists kept the coveted “Grasshopper Cup” cup at the Beach with their 2021 college trivia bowl win in October. JPR Internship Week was an all-alumni affair in December when Los Angeles Times Senior Video Director Robert Meeks, Walt Disney Communications Manager Mariana Vaca and Microsoft Communications Director Yunsun Wee shared internship and career tips with more than 150 JPR students. Also in fall 2021, Dr. Madeleine Liseblad, an award-winning educator and journalism historian, joined the tenure-track faculty and three JPR alumni returned to the Beach to teach as lecturers: Isis RobertsKyusung Gong, and Jay Seidel. Professor Seidel taught drone storytelling and aerial newsgathering, the first course of its kind in the California State University system.

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